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Dear Friends and Industry Colleagues,

Since yesterday was a holiday (Thanksgiving) here in the USA, many people take an additional day off (today) and make it a four-day weekend. There's not much exciting news this week. I read several reports that the implementation of LNP (local number portability) went ahead as required by the FCC in spite of efforts by telcos in the court system to stop it. I am sure we will hear more about this. It has become quite a political issue in Washington as mentioned last week.

So if you celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope that you had a very good holiday yesterday. I certainly did.

The Status Report and Directory of two-way pagers and telemetry modules has become a permanent part of the Paging Information Resource website. Additions and corrections to this important information would be appreciated. Manufacturers are welcome to edit the specifications and descriptions of their respective products.

We have an interesting report this week from Bravo Paging in the Ukraine. Mr. Sergiy Lushkin apologizes for his English skills, but I imagine most of us wish we could use Russian as well as he does English. I found his report perfectly readable and really enjoyed hearing from him. Readers in other countries are invited to share a report on their paging operations and to send in photos as well. I have friends all over Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Europe. It would be good to have a report on the status of paging from each country.

I have added a brief Advertiser Index at the suggestion of a reader. You can click on the advertiser's name in the index to go directly to that particular part of the newsletter, and then use the "back" button to return.

I would like to welcome Motorola to our growing list of advertisers. Please check out their Advisor II alphanumeric display pager, and their LS 355 numeric display pager. Both are POCSAG models, available in UHF or VHF.

A cordial welcome to all the new colleagues in Argentina who just subscribed today. Bienvenidos a todos vosotros.

And now the news about business and technology.

This is my weekly newsletter about Wireless Data and Radio Paging. You are receiving this message because you have either communicated with me in the past about a wireless topic, or your address was included in another e-mail that I received on the same subject. This is not a SPAM. If you have received this message in error, or you are not interested in these topics, please click here, then click on "send" and you will be promptly removed from the mailing list with my apologies.

A new issue of the Paging and Wireless Data Newsletter gets posted on the web each week. A notification goes out by e-mail to subscribers on most Fridays around noon Eastern US time. The notification message has a link to the actual newsletter on the Internet. That way it doesn't fill up your incoming e-mail account.

There is no charge for subscription and there are no membership restrictions. Readers are a very select group of wireless industry professionals, and include the senior managers of many of the world's major paging and wireless data companies. There is an even mix of operations managers, marketing people, and engineers, so I try to include items of interest to all three groups. It's all about staying up-to-date with business trends and technology.

I regularly get reader's comments, so this newsletter has become a community forum for the paging, and wireless data communities. You are welcome to contribute your ideas and opinions. Unless otherwise requested, all correspondence addressed to me is subject to publication in the newsletter and on my website.

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Advertiser Index (in no particular order)

Cook Paging SALCOM Technologies (introduction)
Cassel & AssociatesSALCOM Technologies (product brochures)
TGA TechnologiesAdvanced RF Communications
Zetron Inc.Swissphone Wireless
Selective Communications Enrique Llaca—rep. for Authentium in Mexico
DX Radio Systems Vytek Wireless
AAPC—American Association of Paging Carriers
ISC Technologies AMTEL Wireless
Hark Systems InfoRad
ProfitPlu$ Legacy Technology
Preferred Wireless Motorola Inc.

Leasing Spectrum and Transferring Radio Licenses

The FCC has issued new rules on leasing spectrum and transferring control of radio station licenses. A discussion of the new rules is posted on the AAPC Newsroom.

Selective Communications

Selective Communication announces a new release of their WDN (Wireless Data Network) Dispatch System. The Selective WDN is the collective name given to the combination of our mobile data terminals and Gatekeeper mobile data gateway software working with integrated CAD or job management systems supplied by their dealers or partnered systems integrators.

The WDN provides the framework around which an extremely versatile and flexible voiceless dispatch system can be created for mobile job management and field service automation.

The WDN can be integrated into almost any computer aided dispatch, job management, logistics or maintenance management system with a number of easily configured software tools.

Primary Functions of the WDN are:

  • Job Processing & Management
  • Two Way Messaging
  • GPS Location (AVL)
  • Personnel Management

For more information please call or e-mail me.


Motorola Introduces Two New Pagers Ideal for Health Care, Hospitality, Manufacturing, and Utilities Markets

Motorola's newest one-way pagers—the Advisor II pager and the LS355 pager—are ideal for users in demanding business environments who need a convenient and cost effective way to stay in touch.

Both the Advisor II pager and the LS355 pager were developed for use in hospitals and medical facilities, manufacturing environments, utilities, hospitality applications, campus settings, and for businesses that own and operate their own paging systems.

motorola alphanumeric pager

The Advisor II pager's alphanumeric four-line display and expanded functionality incorporate many of the most advanced paging features available. A major advantage of the Advisor II pager is that it is synthesized which enables the user to program the pager to a specific frequency in the field. Other features of the Advisor II pager include:

  • Displays up to four lines of text and 80 characters per line
  • Zooms in on two lines for larger view
  • Optimax® EL Electra Light for optimum readability
  • 52 message slots for storing multiple pages
  • Two notebook areas, including a personal notebook and a mail drop notebook
motorola numeric pager

The LS355 numeric pager enables users to receive a "call-back" number that can be returned at the user's convenience. This pager has a one-button design for ease of use. Features of the new LS355 pager include:

  • 16 message slots for storing multiple pages
  • Six individual addresses to allow the user to receive individual or group pages
  • 4 icons including Message Preview, Unread Message Indication, Alert Mode, and Out of Range Indication
  • Saves messages when off or when the battery is being changed and offers the time and date when on standby
  • RS232 programmable to allow for programming changes in the field

Both the Advisor II pager and the LS355 pager are available in POCSAG, UHF or VHF models and ship with a one-year standard warranty. As part of the continued support of these pagers, Motorola offers a two-year Express Service Plus program. This feature provides hardware repair coverage for two years beyond the standard one-year warranty for a total of three years of pager repair coverage. Both pagers are available through Motorola Authorized Resellers.

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2003.

Paging System Technician

Immediate opening for technician responsible for maintenance and expansion of paging systems throughout Northern California. Applicant should have experience with Glenayre and Motorola Paging Transmitters. Experience with related equipment including paging switching terminals and telephone interconnection, Excel and light Word processing is a plus. Position is based in San Rafael, California and Cook Paging offers a competitive salary and a full benefits package.

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Or fax it to: Cook Paging, Engineering Dept. at: 415-456-5566. If you tried to submit an application previously by e-mail, the address was incorrect. Please try again. The addresses above are now correct.

swissphone excellence

quattrino pager

two tone pager

  • Reliable operation
  • Flexible programming
  • Weather resistant

A fast and reliable alarming system is an indisputable prerequisite for emergency fire and rescue services to respond successfully and efficiently. State-of-the-art paging enables groups as well as individuals to be alerted.

The Quattrino Voice and Memo two tone pagers are suitable for everyone, even for those working in an emergency during severe weather conditions. Continual further development of previous popular models has resulted in a practical, reliable and user-friendly device, innovatively housed with ergonomic operating controls. Design elements include a very long standby function and weather proofing to the European IP54 specifications.

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Advanced RF Communications offers a complete line of products and services to support your new or existing paging system. Our technical services utilize the latest technologies and techniques to implement in high-speed digital data messaging or tone/voice paging for local or wide area simulcast paging systems.


  • TGA Prism & SparkGap paging terminals
  • Zetron products
  • Hunetec ReFLEX pagers
  • Vytek transmitters
  • Reconditioned Glenayre & Motorola products

Technical Services

  • RF simulcast coverage studies
  • Coverage verification & optimization
  • Product integration & system installation
  • System upgrades to FLEX/ReFLEX
  • System maintenance & operation

Our integration and installation services take all the "boxes" and deliver fully operational one or two-way paging system. We can also "tune-up" that existing paging system with our diagnostic and troubleshooting services to restore System performance that has deteriorated over time.

Advanced RF Communications, Inc.
301 Oak Street—Suite 2-46A
Quincy, IL 62301 USA
For further information please contact:
Fred Pakosta or Jim Neves
Telephone/Fax: 217-221-9500
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Please mention that you saw them in Brad's Newsletter.


Authentium's COMMAND Antivirus™

COMMAND Antivirus™ is used by leading education institutions, Fortune 500 companies and government agencies for one simple reason - it works. Based on the proven F-Prot engine and developed continuously over a period of more than ten years, COMMAND Antivirus™ deploys more easily, detects more viruses (and potential viruses), handles more file extensions, and returns fewer false positives than competing antivirus products.

Authentium's new representative for Mexico:

Enrique Llaca
Llacom, SA de CV
Mexico City
Telephone: 011 52 55 53734241

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dx radio systems

DX Radio Systems, Inc. manufactures high quality, high specification type communications products. The following is a list of products that DX Radio Systems, Inc. manufactures or supplies as a single supplied product and can be included as part of a turnkey system:

  • Repeaters
  • Repeater Systems
  • Paging Transmitters
  • Paging Systems
  • LTR & MPT1327 Trunking Systems
  • MPT1327 Trunking Repeaters
  • SmarTrunk II Trunking Repeaters
  • Complete Trunking Systems
  • Airport Ground to Air Base Radios
  • Airport Ground to Air Systems
  • Rural Radiotelephone Link Systems
  • Antenna Systems
  • Combining Systems
  • Complete Turnkey Systems
  • Engineering & Installation of All Systems

Performance that is tough to find anywhere at a price you can afford.

DX Radio Systems, Inc.
10941 Pendleton Street
Sun Valley, California 91352-1522 USA
Telephone: 818-252-6700
Fax: 818-252-6711
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Motorola Nucleus II Paging Transmitters with SkyData Satellite Receivers

I have 80 of these used paging stations for sale. The have "matched pair" exciter/station control modules which means they can do 4-level FLEX and ReFLEX (a call to Motorola's support line confirmed this). They operate on 900 MHz with 300 watts RF output. I have photos and more details here.

Please contact me by e-mail for any additional information. left arrow CLICK HERE

Or better yet, call me on the telephone at: . The seller is motivated and willing to negotiate. This is a great opportunity for someone to obtain this equipment.

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AAPC’s Mission Statement Defines Purpose

  • Identifying issues of common concern to its members
  • Providing an effective forum for the discussion and progression of issues relating to the industry
  • Monitoring and addressing regulatory and legal matters as a unified organization
  • Providing research into and development of our industry and its current and prospective markets
  • Providing education and resources to address the challenges and trends affecting our operating environments
  • Encouraging and maintaining high standards of ethics and services
  • Championing the industry and representing paging carriers with a positive voice

Our industry must move forward together or perish individually. If you want to get involved, please click here. Come and join us!

Their "newsroom" is a great source of information.

They also host the Paging Technical Committee site. There is a lot of good paging-industry information here.

join aapc

Click on the logo above to find out about joining.

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Sophisticated And Affordable
Paging Terminals

zetron 2000 terminal

The Zetron 2000 Series Paging Terminals are designed for the paging operator needing a flexible, modular approach to system operation, with the capacity to expand to a region-wide or national network. The terminals are incrementally expandable in both capacity and options.

The 2000 Series can act as the hub of an integrated communications system and are suitable for the larger private paging system. The terminals are incrementally expandable in both capacity and options, so a system can start small and grow as required.

The terminals are available with advanced features such as PageSaver voice messaging. They connect with a wide range of PBX or PSTN equipment and can be integrated with security systems, monitoring and control systems, nurse call, product control, building management systems etc.

Zetron, Inc.
P.O. Box 97004
Redmond, WA 98073-9704 USA
Tel: 425-820-6363
Fax: 425-820-7031
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isc logo

ISC Technologies is the industry leader in the pre-owned Paging equipment marketplace. We specialize in purchasing, reconditioning, reconfiguring and sales of quality paging infrastructure. We can customize and configure equipment at a fraction of the cost of new. All equipment carries a standard warranty to insure your trouble free operation.

At ISC Technologies we service what we sell and more. Our factory-trained technicians repair most Quintron, Glenayre, Motorola, and Skydata equipment. All of our repairs are done on a Time and Material basis, saving you money over flat rate repair. From vacuum tubes to surface mount equipment, we are ready to handle your repair needs quickly and cost effectively.

Glenayre’s only licensed repair facility!

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Chris Kephart
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Ken Knapp
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Wireless Communication Solutions

Hark Systems has provided the wireless industry with innovative products for over 20 years. The Omega family of products continues that tradition.

The Omega Gateway performs the function of a TAP Concentrator, a TNPP Router, and an Internet Paging Gateway. This allows the paging operator with TAP and TNPP connections to their paging network to offer email and Internet based paging services. Any message coming in via any supported protocol (SMTP, SNPP, TAP, TNPP, HTTP) can be converted to another protocol and sent. Pages can also be sent to email boxes for safe keeping. Subscribers can log on with a web browser and view stored alpha messages. The TNPP router function has the most extensive routing and filtering capabilities in the market today. The Internet Gateway also has extensive anti-SPAM and other selective filtering options to protect your system. The Gateway is available as a turnkey system or software only.

The Omega Unified Messaging Platform gives you the competitive edge by offering the ability to bundle a variety of services that can include Voicemail, FAXmail and email as part of customized subscriber packages. Subscribers can view faxes, listen to voicemails, and modify features using a common browser. System administration can also be performed remotely as well as locally. This robust set of features allows the system operator to build a profit center with low initial expense and expand as needed

hark messaging

Hark Systems, Inc.
2675 Lake Park Drive
N. Charleston, SC 29406
Tel: +1 800-367-4275 or 843-764-1560 ext. 8104
Fax: +1 843-764-3692
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Glenayre Paging Equipment For Sale — Any Reasonable Offer Accepted

Hello Mr. Dye,

Please find attached pictures of the equipment I'm selling. The system consists of 3 units and some spare parts.

One GL3900TAS with 4 quad DOD cards. (fully operational when taken out of service). 3 monitors & Keyboards.

Two GL3000ES with 1 DID card each and dual hard drives and the additional cards that can be seen in the pictures.

The system came with spare parts, documentation, software (and updates). Voice mail is turned on, and the system has both TNPP and Agency software.

The equipment is currently located in Lima, Ohio and can be inspected at any time. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Mohamed Dahi left arrow CLICK HERE TO E-MAIL
Telephone: 567-204-1800



November 24, 2003

Washington, D.C. — The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (Bureau) announced today that it has realigned its organizational structure to more effectively support the FCC’s strategic goals — Broadband, Competition, Spectrum, Media, Homeland Security and Modernizing the FCC.

The Bureau's portfolios have been redistributed along the lines of the strategic goals, consolidating similar functions to focus resources better. While improving the Bureau's ability to fulfill its mission, the reorganization also provides several benefits for managing a large and diverse organization. The scope and size of the Bureau's larger Divisions are reduced to improve managerial oversight, and organizational substructures, such as separate branches under the Division level, are eliminated. Eliminating branches provides each Division's management with greater flexibility to employ resources and create teams to address specific issues and projects. The overall result is a flatter, more flexible organization that the FCC believes will be more responsive to changes in wireless technology and the telecommunications business environment.

The reorganization does not add or remove functions from the Bureau's portfolio. From a personnel standpoint, the reorganization has been accomplished through the redeployment of existing positions.

"This reorganization provides the Wireless Bureau with a structure to address the dynamic challenges facing a 21st century regulatory agency," stated John Muleta, Chief of the Bureau. "The result is a mission-driven team that will be innovative in its approach to regulatory policies and customer service."

As part of the reorganization, the Bureau now includes the following six Divisions:

  • Auctions and Spectrum Access Division — Promotes transparent, efficient and effective access to spectrum, through the development of policy initiatives and legal analysis, as well as procedures and administrative capability, to implement the FCC's competitive bidding authority and the transition of spectrum to new and innovative uses. Addresses issues relating to statutory authority and objectives, Commission rules and policies, and the planning, design, and conduct of spectrum auctions. Margaret Wiener, formerly Chief of the Auctions and Industry Analysis Division, will be the Division Chief.
  • Broadband Division — Facilitates the rapid, widespread deployment of wireless broadband services to rural and metropolitan areas. Consolidates the policy, regulatory and licensing functions for wireless broadband services, excluding public safety and critical infrastructure services. Joel Taubenblatt, formerly Deputy Chief of the Policy Division, will be the Division Chief.
  • Mobility Division — Promotes competitive and innovative mobile radio services and maximizes efficient use of the mobile radio spectrum. Consolidates the policy, regulatory and licensing functions for wireless mobile services, excluding public safety and critical infrastructure services. Roger Noel, formerly Deputy Chief of the Commercial Wireless Division, will be the Division Chief.
  • Public Safety and Critical Infrastructure Division — Consolidates wireless homeland security and public safety issues and outreach within one Division, including E911 and interoperability issues, as well as policy, regulatory and licensing functions for both public safety entities and the nation’s critical infrastructure industries. D'Wana Terry, formerly Chief of the Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, will be the Division Chief.
  • Spectrum and Competition Policy Division — Formulates and implements innovative spectrum, competition, and infrastructure policies that promote access to and efficient use of radio spectrum for wireless telecommunications and encourage competition in the communications marketplace. Issues include Spectrum Policy Task Force implementation, wireless/wireline convergence, secondary markets, wireless consumer policy, competition reporting, facilities and tower siting, and broad policy guidance for future technological developments. William Kunze, formerly Chief of the Commercial Wireless Division, will be the Division Chief.
  • Spectrum Management Resources and Technologies Division — Combines the bureau's information technology, licensing support, and auctions support and outreach functions (currently divided between two Divisions) in order to improve planning and implementation of the Bureau's unique and highly integrated system needs. John Chudovan, formerly Chief of the Data Management Division, will be the Division Chief.

The reorganization of the Bureau was approved by the Commission November 13, 2003. An organizational chart reflecting the realignment of the Bureau is [available on the web]. Future information concerning overall implementation, division leadership and specific responsibilities will be periodically updated on the Bureau's web site at

profit plus logo

ProfitPlus by Netflow—the software that streamlines pager billing and system maintenance. ProfitPlus interfaces to your Zetron terminals allowing easy changes to pager settings and billable services.

Zetron Interface: Multiple Zetron Series 2000 terminals supported. Default pager settings. Terminal/phone number association. Future activation/deactivation dates. Easy group maintenance.

Automatic Billing Records: Point of Sale transaction automatically enters pager airtime into monthly billing cycle. Contract pricing. Recurring and one-time billing capabilities.

Tracking: Agent commissions. Phone number inventory/analysis. Product inventory transfer from stockroom to sales locations to customer. Capcode usage reports. Duplicate capcode detection.

  • Automatic Past Due
  • Prompts and Disconnects!
  • Customer Alerts!
  • Over 70 reports!

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Contact Netflow, Inc at: 800-236-5861
or e-mail:
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(8)Motorola PURC 5000, VHF, 350 & 125W, ACB & Tone
(18) Motorola Nucleus, 350W, VHF, Advanced Control
(2)Glenayre QT5994, 45W, 900 Mhz Link TX, Hot Standby
(3)Glenayre QT4201, 25W Midband Link TX.
(15)Glenayre RL70XC, Midband Link RX.
(14)Glenayre GLT5340, 125W UHF TX.
(45)Motorola PURC 5000, UHF, 110W, ACB
(10)Glenayre GLT85/8600, 250/500W, 900 MHz w/C2000
(5) Micor PURC UHF, 250W Complete – (Make Offer)
  • GL3000 Cards - LCC, UOE, Memory, CPU’s, QVSB’s, T1’s, DID’s, SIO, Drives, Many more.
  • TOWERS (NEW) Self supporting, Guyed, Monopoles, with all the hardware.
  • Antenna Line Hanging kits, and misc. hardware.

Rick McMichael
888-429-4171 left arrow

Mark Dawson
972-467-8188 left arrow

TGA Technologies, Inc.

tga logo PRISM PMG 4500e

Radio Paging
Control Terminal

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Supports both current and future radio paging network needs. Offers both analog (2-tone, 5/6-tone, Quick-Call I and II) formats with voice and digital (Golay, POCSAG and FLEX™) paging formats. Can be tailored to meet special operating requirements of your organization.

Features redundant AC and DC power supplies, plug-in hard disk drives, standard MS Windows 2000 operating system, voice prompts, caller password screening, direct connection to your dispatch console and more. You can use common time source for logging. Supports PURC transmitter control or can be connected to existing transmitter control system.

Redundancy option with geographic separation is available to provide additional protection for critical message control points. Let us discuss your specific needs.

Other PMG models are available with more features and capacities. Also inquire about TGA’s Special Network Application Platform (SNAP)* featuring e-mail messaging inbound and outbound with Web Site Hosting, and don't forget:

sparkgap logoTWO-WAY PAGING

TGA Technologies, Inc.
100 Pinnacle Way
Suite 140
Norcross, Georgia 30071 USA
Tel: +1 770-441-2100
Fax: +1 770-449-7740
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* TGA SNAP is a trademark of TGA Technologies, Inc.

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Developers and Manufacturers of Paging and Mobile Data Equipment

Selective is a developer and manufacturer of intelligent paging receiver/decoders and mobile data equipment. The PDT2000 Paging Data Terminal is a large display pager designed for desktop or in-vehicle mounting and it, along with our range of other Paging Data Receivers provide a significant message processing capability. The PDT and PDR range have multiple uses and capabilities including:

  • FLEX or POCSAG decoding
  • TNPP input & output
  • TAP input & output
  • POCSAG output (encoder)
  • Parallel printer output
  • Serial inputs & outputs (up to 2)
  • Relay outputs (1-256 or more)
  • PC interfacing
  • Interception
  • Remote control
  • Cross band repeating
  • Paging infill
  • LED Sign Control
  • Remote Printing etc.

selective products

Our mobile data equipment includes a range of Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs) which may be interfaced to a variety of wireless networks including trunked and conventional radio, paging, GPRS & CDMA cellular, Mobitex etc. Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) and GPS solutions, Dispatch & Messaging software. Local area paging systems, paging interception and message reprocessing software, field force automation and mobile dispatch solutions. We export worldwide.

Selective Communications Group Ltd.
PO Box 8798
Symonds St.
Auckland, New Zealand
3/2 Haultain St.
Eden Tce
Auckland, New Zealand
Web site:
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SALCOM designs and manufactures a range of VHF and UHF FM radio transmitters and receivers to integrate with systems data equipment as well as for voice operation. The design philosophy has always been to be low cost and yet meet the most demanding compliance requirements. Salcom's synthesized UHF and VHF transmitters, receivers and transceivers are utilized in many areas of the telecommunications industry, often in conjunction with Salcom signalling products. To realize additional market segments for the RF products, specialized OEM products have been developed utilizing the standard core technology. Most of these products are utilized in third party telecommunications and telemetry systems.

Salcom manufactures an extensive range of POCSAG paging products suited to a wide range of system applications such as remote switching, automatic machine monitoring, security and fire alarm systems and nurse calling systems.

A transceiver has been developed to meet the demand for a low cost, simple to use, fully immersible, floatable emergency radio. It provides a means of communication from aircraft to personnel in distress where they can not be reached and no alternative communication method exists.

120 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 3792298 • Fax: +64 3 3651580

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A Call For Help With Paging History

A late comer claims to have invented Wireless E-mail in 1991. We all know that the paging community was doing this in the mid to late 80s and I need your help to prove this.

I am looking for the following:

  • Early Motorola NewsStream pager—any band
  • HP NewsStream software card for the HP95—with 1st edition manual
  • Any copies of articles on the announcement of the HP95 and the NewsStream or any printed articles describing reception of e-mail on the NewsStream/HP95
  • NewsStream RSS software and cradle for same—unless Motorola still sells same?
  • Copies of Motorola Paging Price pages from 1989-91
  • NEC Printer/RS-232 interface for the NEC D4 Alpha
  • HP95 LX with 1st edition manuals
  • ZETRON DAPT 1000 encoder with TAP dial-up port capable of Golay and POCSAG Alpha—must have been manufactured before 1991
  • Operational Motorola Moden Plus encoder with dual-port interface option and documentation
  • Old Motorola bag phone (pre 1991) with Telular, CellJack or equiv RJ-11 Interface

Please look in your storeroom or your basement and see if you have any of these items. It would be very helpful if you could assist me in showing that wireless e-mail was being used before 1991.

Best regards,

Paul Cassel VE3SY
Cassel & Associates
1083 Notre Dame Drive
Petersburg, ON
N0B 2H0

Telephone: 519-634-5139

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DoD begins Iraqi mobile-license investigation

Nov. 26, 2003 11:58 AM EST

WASHINGTON—The Department of Defense Tuesday said it has begun to investigate allegations of wrongdoing in connection with the award of three mobile-phone licenses in Iraq last month to a group of Arab consortia that plan to deploy GSM wireless networks in the war-torn country.

"It is the subject of a DoD inspector general preliminary inquiry," said Lt. Col. Kenneth McClellan, a Pentagon spokesman.

Egypt's Orascom Telecom was picked to operate a cell-phone system in central Iraq; Asia-Cell in the northern part of the country; and Atheer, which is reportedly associated with Mobile Telecommunications Co. of Kuwait, in the southern region. The U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority headed a review of 35 applications and the selection process.

The three consortia were poised to get the official go-ahead to begin rollout of mobile-phone systems any day now. It is unclear whether the probe will set back a licensing process that has been mired in controversy and delay from the start.

Motorola Inc. is the primary equipment supplier to Orascom.

"We have no knowledge of an investigation, preliminary or otherwise," said Norm Sandler, director of global strategic issues for Motorola.

Source: RCR Wireless News

Day One Porting Lower Than Expected

November 26, 2003

The highly anticipated wireless local number portability deadline arrived on Monday, and while early estimates were calling for a frenzy of activity, TSI Telecommunication Services says the number fell short of 100,000.

The Florida-based company, which provides various elements of wireless number portability to five of the top six U.S. wireless carriers, said it tallied 80,000 requests by consumers to switch carriers. That number falls short of the anticipated requests that it would reach into the hundreds of thousands.

Ipsos-Insight, a survey-based marketing research firm, agrees the onslaught of switchers will be much less than anticipated. The company fielded a survey just days before the Nov. 24 deadline and found that while 70 percent of respondents were aware of their impending ability to switch carriers while keeping their phone number, nearly three-fourths, or 73 percent, said they had no plans to make a switch in the next year.

As shoppers gear up for the biggest shopping day of the year on Friday, it remains to be seen how much wireless LNP will cause cash registers to ring.

Source: Wireless Week


Wireless Automation & Telemetry

Check out the following four categories of two-way wireless data communications. We have the ability to customize solutions to meet your (or your customer's) needs.

Data Communications Level 1 A basic ReFLEX transceiver, sending and receiving serial RS-232 ASCII data.
Telemetry (Alarm and Control) Level 2 An enhanced ReFLEX transceiver, monitoring alarms from a remote site, and sending commands to the remote site.
Asset or Fleet Tracking Level 3 An enhanced ReFLEX transceiver, with the addition of a GPS module for the reporting of accurate locations to enable tracking.
Field Force Automation Level 4 An enhanced ReFLEX transceiver, with the addition of a GPS module and a handheld computer terminal for full automation of field service activities all the way from the customer's location back to the service company's back office.
AMTEL Wireless can generally turn a specification into a prototype in two to four weeks. If you have an interesting application in mind, please give me a call so we can talk.

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Radio Paging Transmitters

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I am an authorized Manufacturer Representative for Vytek. To request pricing and delivery information for the PTX-150, please click here. left arrow UHF and 900 MHz models now available as well.

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Paging infrastructure repair with warranty. Please ask for Virgil Jarrard, President, and tell him Brad Dye sent you. They are located in the Dallas suburbs, and they occasionally have some good deals on reconditioned paging equipment as well. Check with them for current product availability. You can send Virgil an e-mail by clicking here.



Dear Brad,

I with interest read your news, but the situation in the countries of the former USSR, the CIS, paging to be in impasse. All has stopped on POCSAG VHF. FLEX - some companies, and ReFLEX, UHF, 900 MHz—is absent in general.

The majority of the companies is the independent enterprises, and the amount of subscribers decreases. In each city there are merges and associations of the companies, but it for reduction of expenses.

But my company continues to work still, unique of 6 working earlier in my city.

I try to exchange opinions with colleagues, I support a site in Russian, I have about 500 subscribers, only Russian-speaking.

I think, you will not mind, if I shall use some your information with the link to the author.


Sergiy Lushkin, BRAVO Ltd.
Ukraine 65110, Odessa, Balkovskay St. 52
Tel: 380482, 224217, 340053 icq:289651521
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My English bad. . . I do not know, that is indicative in my letter for other readers. . .

In Ukraine there are no official suppliers of pagers two years. In Russia their amount was considerably reduced. Only the Korean pagers in the market.

I wrote earlier, I have delivered to Ukraine last years 20000 pagers! For my company it much, I sell colleagues both in Russia, And in Belarus and in Ukraine. Therefore I can say about a status of paging by quantity of sales.

I the optimist. There are also good examples, that paging is still alive. Sales of pagers for public services and departments, different operators across Ukraine. In our countries the basic problem is not desire of the state on behalf of officials on-line to pay services of the notification. And they our potential consumers.

Example: I give out city militia pagers free-of-charge! They give out to the employees! But thus demand, that everyone would pay itself from the salary! It is impasse! Everyone has the right to choose what communication to use for the personal money! But likely not at us.

I see, that in your country absolutely on another occurs, operators of the notification therefore work, are going to in association, conduct discussions at the governmental level of the problems and offers. . .

At us much occurs differently, than at you. Automatic paging, through DTMF a set, is not used at all by the population. Only transfer of text messages through alive operators!

I understand, that bilateral paging [two-way]—is claimed in the market of services of wireless data transfer. But cost of mobile devices, for our market is high. In my city 5 operators of cellular communication work. . .

It is possible to write much. . . For today, by own strength, I want to start two projects:

  • A network of wireless luminous boards (panels), advertising and the notification
  • The center of monitoring of mobile objects (AVL, fleet management), but for data transfer I can use only GSM!

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Designers and Manufacturers of Communications Systems

salcom logo Following below is a comprehensive list of SALCOM product brochures. You can click on a product description and download a "pdf" brochure. Give it a try and then send me an e-mail or call me for additional information or pricing.

SALCOM Product Brochures
TR160 FM Transceiver 160 MHz Band
Synthesized VHF FM Transmitter and Receiver
Synthesized UHF FM Transmitter and Receiver
Search and Rescue Communicator
Universal Paging Telephone Interface
Synthesized UHF FM Transceiver
Personal POCSAG Paging Transmitter
POCSAG Paging Repeater
Multicall Paging Transmitter ("NurseCall")
25 Watt VHF Power Amplifier
Paging Message Receiver
1200/2400 Baud Radio Data Modem
VHF-UHF 4 Watt POCSAG Paging Transmitters
Personal or Wall Mounting POCSAG Transmitters
Salcom CTCSS Products
Eight Relay Output POCSAG Receiver
VHF-UHF 4 Watt NRZ Data Transmitters
Marine Band FM Search and Rescue Communicator
Relay Output POCSAG Receiver
Personal or Wall Mount POCSAG Transmitters
1200 Baud Full Duplex Radio Data Modem
25 Watt UHF Power Amplifier
Eight Relay Output UHF POCSAG Receiver
1 or 2 Relay Output UHF POCSAG Receiver
Serial Cable POCSAG Encoder
Synthesized Numeric Pocket Pager
VHF & UHF Synthesized Alphanumeric Pager

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Numeric Display Pagers

primo plus pager

Brand NEW Numeric Display Pagers. "Primo Plus" is the model. The color is black (not the color in picture). Pagers are VHF and are programmable.
65 pagers at $20.00 each (or best offer).

Kevin Moss
Contact Communications
2026 Williston Road
So. Burlington, VT 05403
phone: 802-860-0000
fax: 802-860-5037
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Paging Professional seeks position

I have a friend from Venezuela named Elio Soto. He now lives in Florida and is looking for a job. Elio received his engineering degree at the prestigious engineering school of the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez. He has had extensive experience in paging and I hope someone reading this will offer him a job. You can download his resumé here. left arrow CLICK

It is best to contact him by e-mail.

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Have a really great week and keep you ear tuned for any paging or wireless data news. Your help in signing up new subscribers would be sincerely appreciated. I am caught up on all my consulting projects, so if there is something that I can help you with, now would be a good time.


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With best regards,

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Brad Dye

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